United lands Aeroflot partnership

English Premier League football team Manchester United has announced a five-year partnership with the Aeroflot airline – an agreement that marks the club’s first commercial deal with a Russian company.

The Moscow-based international airline will replace Turkish Airlines as the Premier League champion’s official carrier.

United said Aeroflot will provide it with strategic advice on travel for the team and club representatives, adding that the tie-up will help it to further explore a market where it claims to have close to 18 million followers.